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by Koopsy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Frame Galvanizing
Replies: 12
Views: 915

Re: Frame Galvanizing

Troy, It was Spokane Galvanizing Inc, at 2727 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights, Wa., Phone: +1 509-244-4073. It took a couple of weeks, but could probably have been quicker if I had needed it. All the pieces I took had been grit blasted and I had drilled a number of drainage holes in the chassis, bu...
by Koopsy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rivet types
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Rivet types

They are 3/16” solid aluminum dome head rivets. The Land Rover parts manual states the correct lengths needed for each area on your truck. I just bought 100’s of 1” ones and cut them to length as needed. I got mine from Spaenaur. I think aircraft spruce only sells the truss head style which is flat...
by Koopsy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rivet types
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: Rivet types

They are solid aluminum rivets. You can get them and the air powered tool kit for compressing them from AircraftSpruce out of Ontario. https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/hapages/solidalumrivets2.php?clickkey=10142 and https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/search/search.php?s=rivet+tool+kit&x=0&y=0 Someo...
by Koopsy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rivet types
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Rivet types

I’m going to be taking the trim off of the rear tub on my 109” and have it re galvanized but I’m wondering what type of rivets were used and how they are fastened when I go to put them back on? These ones I assume are original: https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180208/6dc74c338b40aa681502ddeda6bb20...
by Koopsy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Those look super smart. Wasn’t aware if the speed hut site before. Thank you. I might try for something similar. Just need the land rover logo image to include :-) Ya I hadn’t heard of them before and I got a set for the racecar and they worked great. You’re able to customize right on the site and ...
by Koopsy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Replaced the brushes in the starter and it still turned slow so I went through all of the ground and power cables making better contact with the chassis and now it cranks like it never has before! I received my custom gauges in the mail this week as well so I spent the weekend wiring them up. I used...
by Koopsy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

So this is where I’m at now... finally... The starter is sort of sluggish and before I could start the engine again to try and put it into gear, it was so weak it would barely turn it over. I tried to make a better ground to the frame and several different batteries but it didn’t make a difference. ...
by Koopsy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Over some time off at Christmas I was determined to get it running. I finished up the wiring and used an old gauge I had to make sure it had oil pressure. Getting fuel to the carb was the hardest part, we finally determined that there wasn’t a good enough seal around the sediment bowl so I made a ne...
by Koopsy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

DrRangelove wrote:The standard of this build is impressive!
Thanks! One step at a time


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by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

That’s looking great! Very nice work. I like the “paint booth”, when I painted my truck I ended up painting all my tools with a nice limestone(best colour) dusting. I agree, you can never have enough space. My garage/shop I just built is no where near big enough! I have my 1966 SWB and 1961 SWB bot...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

My goal was to start the engine and make sure everything was okay and that the transmission went into gear. I bought a brand new wiring harness with alternator conversion. It made the installation super easy and straightforward. I made my own alternator brackets as well. I had 2 radiators pressure t...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Here is right after I installed the bulk head
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by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

bsa_m21 wrote:All I can say is..... Your garage is waay too big and clean. :D

Great work!
Oh it can never be too big... I don’t think I could ever have one big enough because then I’d just keep filling it up with more vehicles and tools!


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by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Wow, that all looks really good! I like your shiny freewheeling hubs. What are those tires? They look very good. When I tried to repair my old bulkhead someone went crazy with the spot-welding. Thanks for the Update, will it be on the road for Founders Day? Thanks! It’s been a long time coming... T...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

I decided on Limestone for colour and had Napa mix up some Nason single stage in as close to original limestone as they could. I chose single stage because it’s easier to apply and it’s a Land Rover... it wasn’t meant to be perfect! I set up a shelter in my shop with pvc pipe and vapour barrier with...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Another one
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by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Next was bulkhead repair and painting. I replaced the foot wells and cut out any rust spots and patched it up. The foot well replacement was a lot more tedious than I thought! I attached a brace along the bottom to keep everything lined up. I used a portable sand blaster to get all of the old paint ...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Engine in and painted wheels and new tires! (Yes the fan is on backwards) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/5ccdbcaf9e2ca512f115d9bce003e84e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/cd28b0132413810285fe9eb72fb37d07.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/29fc0c3e673dc04f0098779352...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

My next step was the engine build. I had the block steam cleaned and the cylinders bored. I reused the crank and rods but bought new pistons and new bearings all around. The water pump is new https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/e1bbbb618429520b558e821a662da22f.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn....
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

I painted the axles and suspension components at the same time and assembled everything with new copper nickel brake lines along with the trans, driveshafts, and sterling linkage as well as new swivel ball boots. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/0c73a93168e67dc43c93707912204672.jpg https://...
by Koopsy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Almost exactly a year from my last progress post... a lot has happened since then! I’ll try and get you all caught up... Next I painted the frame with a chassis paint outside, it turned out better than I expected! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/addd10c5619db4255b566a0bd30b6385.jpg https:/...
by Koopsy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Series IIa Tailgate
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Wanted: Series IIa Tailgate

I’m looking for a tailgate for my ‘65 109. Any condition considered!
by Koopsy
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Lovely. Well done - and lucky you to have such an excellent shop (and some welding skills)! Where are you located, if I may ask? I am in Langley, while my '63 109 wagon waits in a pile in Aldergrove storage until my house reno is finished and I have a garage again... I am in the little town of Trai...
by Koopsy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

The next step was to replace the rear bumper/1/4 frame. It had been repaired already at some point but I wanted it to look original and proper so I bought a brand new piece. I thought for a while of a way to be able to place the new piece in the exact place of the old one. I decided to build a 'scaf...
by Koopsy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

I started by cutting out and replacing rusty parts on the frame http://i.imgur.com/NgwkXNH.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/McaKVoQ.jpg?1 The bottom of the frame crossmember had run over a few rocks... so I cut that out, banged out the dents and repaired it http://i.imgur.com/6CN1DVG.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.co...
by Koopsy
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

Re: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Thanks guys! I started the project 3 years so I'll get you up to speed of what I've done so far when I have the time. The tear down was easy as mostly everything was just hand tight. http://i.imgur.com/cOPjdeO.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/y35frmj.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/Y1K4zG6.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com...
by Koopsy
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1965 Series IIa 109" Build
Replies: 34
Views: 6855

1965 Series IIa 109" Build

Hi everyone. I am new here and thought I'd start a thread on my Rover build if anyone is interested. I have been struggling to find time to work on it and hopefully this thread will be a way to keep me committed! I picked up my 1965 Series IIa 109" 3 years ago about an hour away from me in B.C. An o...